Almond Board: Upcoming Workshops

Taylor Hillman Almond Update, General, Tree, nut & vine crops

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Upcoming workshops for almond growers will help them identify unwanted plants in the orchards. Sabrina Hill talks with Jenny Nicolau, Almond Board Manager, Industry Relations, for more information.

Almond Workshops
From the Almond Board, at
Save the date for a weed identification and management workshop near you:

May 10 – Arbuckle (Nickels Soil Lab, Green Bay Road)
May 11 – Turlock (Genzoli Ranch, 1130 North Commons Rd.)
May 12 – Bakersfield (Southern Star Ranch, 14400 Panama Lane)

Conducted in partnership with University of California weed specialists and staff, these in-the-field workshops present a unique opportunity to refine your weed identification skills, match the latest management strategies and tactics with weed species present and resistance concerns, and review cost-effective practices for monitoring and record keeping. You will also have the opportunity to complete a California Almond Sustainability Program self-assessment module.

Topics will include:

Using CASP online tools to meet your growing needs
​Nitrogen calculator, mapping, irrigation
​Hands-on identification of weeds and implications for management
Identifying live weed specimens in pots and associated management options
​Orchard demonstration and discussion: Weed monitoring and record-keeping
Orchard tour and discussion around recommended weed monitoring and record-keeping

Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 1:00 p.m. Expert speakers include leadership from University of California Cooperative Extension Weed Specialists and Almond Board staff and consultants. All workshops are free to attend and include a complimentary lunch. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets or other electronic devices to demo tools onsite. Please RSVP to Rebecca at or 209-343-3245.